Firms urge Burnham to introduce dual registration

Patients should be allowed to register with practices near their work and homes, according to the CBI.

Andy Burnham
Andy Burnham

It urges health secretary Andy Burnham, who announced plans to abolish practice boundaries last week, to go one step further.

Susan Anderson, the CBI's director of public services and skills, said: ‘Allowing patients to choose where they register for GP services is an important step in providing the flexibility and convenience they deserve.

‘However, we think these reforms could go further. By letting people register at more than one surgery it would mean they could see a doctor near their place of work, and visit one near their home if they need to. This would be particularly beneficial for people who have to see a doctor regularly, but do not want this to disrupt their work.'

GPC chairman Dr Laurence Buckman explains his opposition to scrapping boundaries in a video interview on Healthcare Republic.


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